The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced a delay in the anticipated regulations regarding web accessibility. The new target date for Title II (state and local governments) is April, 2016. The date for private sector web regulations is now to be determined and not likely until 2018.
Even without regulations, however, the Americans with Disabilities Act already requires that web and mobile content, features and functions be accessible. The Department of Justice continues to file complaints and get involved in court actions confirming that digital access is required, and that WCAG 2.0 AA is the standard. Private sector settlements and lawsuits continue to protect the rights of people with disabilities to fully participate in the digital age. The regulations are delayed. Site and app owners should not delay in making their digital properties accessible.
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